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INEZ, TEXAS

Victoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
Highway 59
15 miles NE of Victoria
11 miles SE of Edna

Population: 1787 (2000) 1,370 (1990)

Visiting Inez? Book Your Hotel Here & Save: Victoria Hotels

Inez Fire Dept. sign
Inez Fire Department
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History in a Pecan Shell

Inez was originally named after the Arenosa Creek, but the name Arenosa only lasted until 1882, the year the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway connected its line from Rosenburg to Victoria (1882).

Inez was named after the daughter of railroad financier Count Joseph Telefener. They named Edna after another daughter, and then nearby Telefener, Texas after the Count himself.

By 1900 the town was prospering with school, bank, hotel and the railroad to connect it with the rest of the world. Inez was hit in 1962 by hurricane Carla, and that perhaps explains the small number of commercial buildings.

Our visit to Inez found the Voulunteer Fire Department ... next page
Fort St. Louis centennial marker is in Inez,  Texas
Fort St. Louis centennial marker in Inez, Texas
Photo courtesy of Donna Goble Hoffer.
railroad cabins
Lost Buildings of the "Macaroni" Railroad in Inez - next page Photos and text courtesy Sara Duncan, Houston, Texas

Inez Texas Forum

Subject: Lost Buildings Inez, Texas
My father lived in the home pictured in the story "Lost Buildings of the Macaroni Railroad", when he was very young. I think his father worked for the railroad for some time. My father still lives in Inez and would love to have a picture of the home because someone has torn it down. Please help if you are able to. Thank you. Mary Felicia Whitson, April 24, 2006
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